Sumitomo Chemical to Attend PCIM Europe 2024 to Exhibit its Compound Semiconductor Products for Next-Generation Power Devices

4 June 2024

Sumitomo Chemical will participate in the Power Conversion, Intelligent Motion Europe 2024 to be held in Nuremberg, Germany, from Tuesday, June 11 to Thursday, June 13, 2024. This event has been held annually since 1979, and brings together the latest PCIM products and technologies from all over the world. An international conference for experts in the field of power electronics, which deals with technologies for converting, controlling, and supplying electricity, will also be held at the same time.

Sumitomo Chemical will exhibit gallium nitride (GaN) substrates and high-purity GaN-on-GaN epitaxial wafers (GaN substrates with a crystalline layer of high-purity GaN formed on the surface), which are expected to be used as semiconductor materials for next-generation power devices. GaN power devices are expected to contribute to reducing the energy consumption of servers in data centers, where power consumption is increasing due to the rise of artificial intelligence, as well as to improving battery power conversion efficiency and thereby extending the cruising range of electric vehicles.

Overview of the Event
PCIM Europe 2024
Date: Tuesday, June 11 to Thursday, June 13, 2024
Venue:  Nuremberg Exhibition Centre, Nuremberg, Germany
Sumitomo Chemical’s booth number: Hall 5-344 (Please click this link to view the interactive hall plan.)

Sumitomo Chemical’s Exhibitions
GaN substrates
Sumitomo Chemical is developing 6-inch GaN substrates to meet the wafer size requirements for power semiconductor processing by refining crystal growth and processing technologies for 2-inch GaN substrates, which have been mass-produced for use in laser applications. In this development project, the Company is striving to improve crystal quality to contribute to making power devices smaller and more efficient.